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Mometasone furoate lotion is licensed for the treatment of various skin conditions. By reducing inflammation and suppressing an overactive immune system, this medicine can help relieve itching and inflammation caused by conditions like eczema, dermatitis, and psoriasis. This product, which is available by prescription, is typically used once a day. Most people tolerate the drug well, but side effects can include burning, tingling, and itching.

What Is Mometasone Furoate Lotion?

Mometasone furoate lotion (Elocon®) is a prescription skin medication that comes in the form of a lotion. It belongs to a group of medications known as topical steroids and is used to treat inflammation and itching due to a wide variety of skin conditions, such as eczema, psoriasis, dermatitis, and allergic reactions.
(Click What Is Mometasone Furoate Lotion Used For? for more information on this topic, including possible off-label uses.)

Are There Side Effects?

Just like any medicine, mometasone furoate lotion may cause side effects. However, not everyone who uses the drug will experience problems. In fact, most people tolerate it quite well.
If reactions do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or are treated easily by you or your healthcare provider. Serious side effects are less common.
Common side effects of mometasone furoate lotion include but are not limited to:
  • Burning
  • Itching
  • Thin, weakened skin
  • Tingling
  • Acne.
(Click Mometasone Furoate Lotion Side Effects to learn more, including potentially serious side effects you should report immediately to your healthcare provider.)
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